WANTAGH, Long Island (WABC) -- A Nassau County police officer was injured in a crash that closed the westbound Sunrise Highway in Wantagh Friday morning.
Authorities say the officer was assisting a disabled motorist when his cruiser was rear-ended in the westbound lanes.
The officer is said to be conscious, alert and in stable condition at the hospital.
Westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway are closed for the investigation.
Police officer hurt in Wantagh crash that closed westbound Sunrise Highway